Stopping stick-slip seismic events?
http://www.agu.org/news/press/jhighlight_archives/2004/jh041130.html#5

Koizumi et al., AGU


This resource provides an abstract. This study models underground frictional resistance in stick-slip seismic events in order to determine the amount of energy needed to weaken a fault plane enough to initiate ground motion and simulate the speed of the recovery after the pressure subsides. The exact moment the slip began the maximum speed of the ground motion were detected. Results indicate that stick-slip events stop spontaneously when frictional melting begins, suggesting a potential way to stop the seismic events.


Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Mineral Physics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights
Special Interest: Hazards